Monday Afternoon Learning Opps

Turnaround: Tips, Tricks and Traps for the Private University

  • Monday, July 23
  • 03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Long Beach Conv Center
  • Level 1, 103AB
  • BMO

Speakers

Brandon Parker

Vice President of Financial Administration

Pacific Union College

Angwin, California

Jeffrey Spear

Chief Financial Officer

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida

Nicholas Wallace

Director

BKD CPA's and Advisors

Indianapolis, Indiana

Description

The pace of news about private colleges in financial trouble quickens with each passing year. Colleges in distress may wake up late—sometimes too late—to make the substantive changes needed to stay financially viable. Discover the keys to unlocking the motivation and determination to move an institution from just surviving to thriving. The speakers will offer a deep dive into the elements of a successful turnaround and discuss various tools and techniques for analyzing the issues and communicating effectively to produce positive change.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the signs of financial distress in a private university and communicate those distress signals effectively to top leadership and governance.
  • Recognize the relevant tools and key tasks for executing a successful turnaround.
  • Avoid common pitfalls when executing a turnaround strategy.